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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 1885.
The Republican electors of Flattc coun
ty arc hereby called to meet in conven
tion at the Court House in Columbus, on
Friday, October 13th, 1883, at lp. m. sharp
for the purpose of placing in nomination
a lull county ticket, and for the election
of seven delegates to the State conven
tion to be held at Lincoln, October 14th,
and for the transaction of such other
business as may property come before
The several Townships will be entitled
to representation as follows:
St. Bernard .:
Lost Creek 6
Columbus Twp... 4
2d Ward 6
3d Ward 6
The caucuses to be held at usual voting
place on Saturday, October 3d, 1885, at 2
p. m. sharp. All delegates to be selected
by ballot. The polls in the city of Co
lnmbus to be kept open until Beven
By order of County Central Com.
J. E. Moncrut, Ch'm'n.
J.J. Truman, Sec'y pro tern.
The recent census of Dakota gives
the population of that territory at
A reliable estimate of the corn
crop of Nebraska for this year places
it at 150,000,000 bushels.
Geo. A. Brooks has been removed
from and G. W. Harper placed in
charge of the postoffice at Bazille
Mills, Knox county.
The weekly New York City state
ment shows a decrease of $1,214,400.
The banks now hold $58,341,473 in
excesB of the 25 per cent rnle.
Robert T. Lincoln and Senator C.
H. Van Wyck are expected to deliver
addresses at the district fair to be
held at Fairmont, Neb., Sept. 29, 30,
Oct. 1, 2, 3, '85.
The MemphiB street car strikers
have put an end to the strike by ac
cepting the terms offered. Travel
was resumed on all the lines simul
taneously the other day.
The State Fair was the best Ne
braska has ever had. The grounds
were magnificent, the buildings ex
cellent, the exhibits in all Hues unex
celled, and the attendance very large.
The painted battle of Gettysburg,
that wonderful work of art, was
opened to the public at the State Fair
grounds on the 15th inst. The paint
ing is 18 feet high and 300 feet in
A dispatch the other day from
Regina, N. W. T., announced the fact
that Kiel has boen respited pending
the decision of the privy council of
Britain. That's right, don't hang
such a little rebel at all.
The news from London states that
England does not intend to support
Germany in her claim respecting the
sovereignty of the Caroline Islands,
bnt offers to mediate with Spain for a
settlement of the question.
The annual encampment of the
Nebraska National Gnards opened on
the State Fair grounds at Lincoln on
the 15th inet. The boys anticipating
a nice time and the most successful
encampment ever held in the state.
A meeting of the cabinet was held
the other day at Washington. All
the members were present, except
Endicott and Bayard. It is under
stood that the silver policy of the
government was one of the questions
The prohibitionists at their state
convention held at Lincoln last week
put in nomination the following state
ticket: For Supreme Judge, O. B.
Hewitt, of Hastings ; for Regents, E.
B. Graham, of Omaha, and I. N. Tay
lor of Oakdale.
A new town is about to be laid out
on 120 acres, near Goose Lake, in
Wheeler county, Neb. The town
site is said to be in the hands of a
company, and that they intend to
make a summer resort and watering
place out of it.
Fritz, ex-county treasurer of Mad
ison county, who skipped ont some
time ago with a large amount of the
county funds, has returned and ar
ranged with bis bondsmen to pay
$13,000. It is claimed that the county
is still out some $7,000.
The latest news from Japan states
that there is no longer any doubt that
cholera has re-appeared in Japan.
The Official Gazette aunounces twenty-four
new cases at Nogaki, and
says the disease is very violent, death
rapidly ensuing after seizure.
It is stated that the Pacific Mutual
Telegraph Company is building into
Beatrice. This is a new line that has
just crossed the Missouri and is now
building from St. Joseph to Omaha.
Blue Spriuge, Beatrice, Pickrell, Cort
land and Lincoln are Nebraska points
that will be touched. The Pacific
Mntual is an independent line.
The celebrated case of W. G. Smith
against the Sioux City and Pacific
Railroad Company was tried the
other day in the district court at
Madison, Neb., the jury returning a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff for
$7,000. He was thrown from a hand
car and so severely bruised about the
head, especially the eyes, that he be
came blind. This is the second trial.
The story of a pickpocket being
shot at Beatrice during the reunion
has been pnt in circulation. It is
stated that while the crowd was wait
ing far the train a stranger felt some
body working at his pocket. He
tamed around qnickly and caught a
man in the act of taking bis watch,
hi Teat having already been cut and
his poeketbook taken from it Sud
denly he palled bis revolver and ahot
the thief dead. He obtained the
stolen . property, boarded the train
escaped without beiaf m4 t L '
Senator Sherman- made a reply to
the speech of Gov. Hoadley the other
day at Massillon, Ohio, at the con
clusion of which be said : - "And now
I again, in conclusion, ask him wheth
er he does not know that in all the
years from 1866 to the present time,
the right of the freedmen of the South
to vote and havo their vote counted
has been resisted, and latterly over
thrown, the right of free discussion
impeded, and thus the. guarantees of
liberty and civil rights, for which he
and I alike contended, have in the
end been subverted by the democratic
party of the Sooth, by crimes snd
violence, and by frauds as mean as
ever were conceived in criminal
annals." This is a similar wicked
spirit of resistance to law that is
broad all over the land. These men
must be taught to respect and obey
the law, if even for the time being it
may in their judgment conflict with
their personal and political interests.
There is certainly power in the gov
ernment to enforce the constitution
and laws of the Union, and if it has
not been done, the fault most be with
those whose sworn duty it is to en
force the laws. The men who have
in their hands the execution of the
laws should be admonished to strictly
perform their respective duties in
time, which may prevent another
terrible conflict between the North
and South. We are one people, liv
ing under the best government in the
world, and we should devote our
selves to the cultivation of a love
among our citizens for a faithful exe
cation of all laws, whether of city,
state or general government.
It is reported that the other night
at Salt Lake, jars filled with filth from
privy vaults, were thrown through
the windows of three United States
officials who have been enforcing the
law against unlawfnl cohabitation in
Utah against the Mormons. This
unpardonable outrage follows soon
after the insult offered at Salt Lake
to the old flag. Men or partisans are
dangerous citizens in a republic who
will not quietly submit to the execu
tion of the law, and if the law is a bad
one peacefully take the proper meth
ods of changing it. Resistance to law
by force invites force and conflict, and
the strongest force will ultimately
prevail, even if it has to destroy
many valuable liveB and millions
worth of valuable property. Such
events should never occur in a repub
lican form of government. The men
in this country who encourage and
labor to bring about riots and mobs
should be the first criminals to fall
and know from sad experience that
the laws in this country will be exe
cuted. It would seem just now that
the spirit of insubordination and
unusual wickedness is abroad in the
land and appoars to exceed anything
in horror recorded in the world.
These wicked spirits in bad men must
be conquered by teaching them what
is right and compelling them to res
pect and obey the laws.
The other night at New Orleans a
party of unknown men went to the
houses of several colored persons beat
and abused them unmercifully. Carr
Hamilton, an old colored man was
tied down and beaten, and at the
same time tied handkerchiefs over his
wife's face and crammed a gag in her
month to suppress her cries, also
whipping her. Another colored man
was caught and taken from his house
laid across a log and beaten. Another
old colored man by the name of Ray,
was carried away from bis home, and
beaten so severely that he was not
able to get back, and was afterwards
found by friends and brought home.
The parties assaulted believe they
recognized some of the desperadoes,
who belong to what is known as the
"anti-prohibition party" and that the
parties assaulted are charged with
having promised to support the pro
hibition movement. The colored
people whipped belong to the most
intelligent and thrifty element of the
colored people in that section.
As yet no candidate for the supreme
bench has been mentioned in opposi
tion to Judge Cobb. The Tribune
believes there is judicial timber in
Nebraska, which, at this time, it
would be well to utilize and permit
Mr. Cobb to retire on his laurels. His
connection with the B. & M. railroad
is so intimate as to preclude the pos
sibility of doing justice to private
parties when their interests might
conflict with those of the great cor
poration. More than that, Judge
Cobb is too prone to take his ease
even in the presence of an overwhelm
ing amount of work. What the peo
ple of Nebraska want in that position
is men who are active, energetic and
willing to apply themselves faithfully
to the performance of their duties.
The judicial labors of the supreme
court of Nebraska are increasing.
We want unbiased workers. No
purely ornamental material need
apply. Fremont Tribune.
Recent news from San Francisco
reports a horrible discovery made in
Chinatown. Information was given
to the city coroner that a frightfnl
stench was being emitted from a cel
lar on Pacific street. On investigat
ing the place be fonnd one floor cov
ered with human skulls and bones
partly covered with flesh, and in the
last stage of green putrifaction. In
another room was found a number of
Chinese engaged in boiling down the
remains of other bodies, while other
Chinese were scraping the boiled
bones and packing them in boxes for
shipment to China. It is estimated
that the cellar contained over three
hundred dead bodies, which had been
taken from various cemeteries in the
State. The coroner confiscated all
A number of the veterans of the
Mexican war were holding an annual
re-union last week at Grand Rapids,
The state convention of the anti
monopoly party was held in the
Academy of Music building yester
John Flowers of Hall county, was
J. D. Chamberlain of Polk county,
was elected secretary.
Fifteen counties were represented.
It was decided not to nominate any
state ticket, and after a re-affirmation
of principles as laid down in resolu
tions too lenghty to publish in this
morning's issue, the convention re
elected H. M. Wells of Crete, chair
man of the state central committee,
and elected J. D. Chamberlain of
H. M. Wells introduced the follow
ing resolution which was adopted:
Resolved, That we demand vital
issues for the present and future in
stead of the glories of the past ; and
while making these issues of first im
portance wo are not insensible of pa
triotic and manly acts, let them come
from whatever source they may; as
an instance we commend the efforts
of the two old parties wherein they
have striven fo do justice to 'union
soldiers in granting liberal pensions ;
we also commend the act of President
Cleveland in bis order relating to the
cattle kings and fence monopolists of
our western lands which should be
kept inviolate for homestead entry.
The convention then adjourned.
It is reported that the police of
Boston have recently made a raid
upon the houses of prostitution in
that city and only women have thus
far been arrested. It is claimed that
Massachusetts has a law against "male
night-walkers" and its citizens ex
press surprise why the city author
ities do not enforce it. It always re
sults badly, making palpable discrim
inations in the execntion of law, and
should never occur with executive
officers. It should be understood by
every one that the laws will be
strictly and faithfully executed,
(nothing more and nothing less,)
which is an officer's sworn duty.
It is soon expected that loaded
ships will be safely and profitably
lifted out of their element and carried
across an isthmus upon a railway.
Vessels plying between the Gulf of
St. Lawrence and the ports of our
northeastern seaboard are now com
pelled, of course, to go around the
peninsula of Nova Scotia. About
300 miles would be saved if they
could use a canal across the narrow
neck that connects that peninsula
with the mainland of New Brunswick.
Work has already been begun upon
this railway, and it will be carried on
by an English company.
The postoffice department at Wash
ington have invited proposals for
carrying "the mails from July 1st,
1886, to June 30, 1890, in the States of
Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas
Nebraska, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada,
California, Indian Territory, Dakota,
Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico,
Arizona, Idaho, Washington and
Alaska Territories. The proposals
will be received up to January 2d,
1886, and the decisions will be an
nounced on or before Feb. 23d, '86.
It is said that the Czar of Russia
walks ten miles a day.
Tobacco grows wild among the
sage brush in various parts of Nevada.
It is said that a kiss was the means
of taking the dreaded small-pox into
It is stated that China has borrowed
$70,000,000 in Berlin and London for
Twenty -three deaths from small
pox and forty new cases were re
ported one day last week at Montreal.
Burglars, thieves and pickpockets
got in their work at the State Fair at
Lincoln last week tolerably suc
cessful. The Japanese government proposes
to decorate ladies who have distin
guished themselves for the benefit of
D. M. Frazer, for twelve years
Auditor of Shoshone county, Idaho,
was found murdered in his store not
long ago at Pierce City.
The Indian chief, Big Bear, who
took part in Riel's northwest ter
ritory rebellion, has been sentenced
to the penitentiary for three years.
The White Honso letter paper is of
the first quality, with beautifully
printed heading. Jefferson headed
his own foolscap with a qnill pen.
Cross & Cobb are shipping im
mense quantities of apples to different
parts of the state. Nemaha i said to
be the banner fruit county every year.
A man died lately in London from
the effects of a bite of a cat, and a
verdict of "death from hydrophobia"
was rendered by the coroner's jury.
Thirty-five new cases of small
pox were reported one day last week
at Montreal. Hundreds of people
are flocking to public stations to be
Howard Wood was arrested the
other night at Bay City, Mich.,
charged with uttering a forged New
York draft for $2,500 on the Bank of
Buffaloes are now bred at Good
night, Kansas, and buffalo calves sell
at $50 a head where once the earth
shook beneath the onward tramp of
It is claimed that a Hindo loom
complete is worth 68 cents, and
weaves' shawls, silks and muslins,
which our most expensive apparatus
A farmer from Fairmont attempted
to jump off a freight train at the
stock yards near Lincoln the other
night and waa carried under the train
and instantly killed.
In StCharles parish, Lonisiana, the
other afternoon a lot of colored field
bands took refuge under a tree during
a storm whan lightning struck the
tree, killing iva of them.
Geo. W. Johnson, charged with
robbery near Liberty, Neb., was
brought to Beatrice the other night
and.lodged in jail. Johnson held up
two farmers and obtained $3.
Electrical experiments on the
heads of guillotined murderers have
become frequent of late. Recently a
doctor produced movements of the
tongue by electric action on a uerve.
Georgetown, Colorado, has had to
import a new corps of female teach
ers for its public schools, only one of
last year's "scboolma'ras" remaining.
The rest have all married or are en
gaged. By sowing a bushel of salt to the
acre a Fayette county, Missouri, far
mer believes he baa succeeded in
keeping hia average of twenty-five
bushels of wheat to the acre maintain
ed for years.
The money appropriated for the
improvement of the Mississippi river
has all been expended, and the com
mission in Louisiana has been com
pelled to suspend its work for the
lack of funds.
At Nashville, Tenn., the other
morning a fire destroyed 6,000,000
feet of lumber belonging to the
Southern Pump Company and the
mill building. The loss ia estimated
at over $200,000.
The other afternoon a bold thief
entered the jewelry establishment of
Henry Legg at Minneapolis, and
seized a small tray containing dia
mond rings and pins valued at $3,000
and made bis escape.
The residence of Engineer Newton,
of Lincoln, caught fire the other
morning from the explosion of a gas
oline stove. The fire department
toon subdued the flames. Loss about
$1,000 by fire and water.
Wm. Arnold, son of Thomas Ar
nold, got into a dispute at the depot
at Syracuse, Mo., with Charles Hardy,
a barber, and was stabbed by the
latter eight times with a pair of bar
ber's scissors and killed.
Howard Pierce and Hugh Mc
Henry were indicted the other day by
the grand jury of Jackson county,
Missouri, for the Chicago & Alton
train robbery at Blue Springs, and
held in default of $3,500 bonds.
Mrs. Robert E. Waller, who
died recontly in Spottsylvanla county,
Va., left some $35,000 in bequests to
friends and benevolent institutions,
and a like sum to Judge Waller, her
husband. She drew up herown will.
Several members of a family
named Gidion at Shamokin, Pa., were
poisoned the other night by eating
toadstools, mistaking them for mush
rooms. Mrs. Gidion died the next
morning. Others who partook are
not expected to live.
A female horse-thief, giving the
name of Mary L. Sheppard, aged 14
years, was captured the other day at
Dodgeville, Wis., while attempting to
sell a team 9tolen from a Darlington
livery stable. She claimed her home
was at Webster City, Iowa.
It is reported at Celina, Ohio, that
three or tour youths, hardly of age,
boos of leading and wealthy citizens,
are under bonds for burglaries com
mitted in that town. The names of
those arrested are Clayton, Marsh,
Landfair and Joseph Shilling.
Five out of the twenty-one Presi
dents of the United States were of
Scotch-Irish lineage Jackson, Polk,
Buchanan, Johnson and Arthur ; two
of ScotchGrant and Hayes ; one of
Welsh Jefferson, and one of Dutch
Van Bruen, the remaining twelve
being of English descent.
The wife of Joseph Airey, a brick
layer, the other day at Toronto cut
the throats of her three small chil
dren, aged two, six and eight res
pectively. Tbey were dangerously
wounded, but it is hoped tbey may
recover. Mrs. Airey iB addifited to
drink. She has been arrested.
The causes of a separation between
a Georgia husband and wife were that
she had, nntil after their marriage,
concealed from him the fact that her
handsome teeth were false, and that
he neglected to tell her that he snored
in bis sleep. They could not agree
to set one fanlt against the other.
The examinations in the sensa
tional case of Miss Eliza Armstrong
in London was in progress last week.
Mrs. Broughton, who is charged with
conducting the sale of the girl, denies
that Eliza was sold and that she ac
cepted four pounds from Mrs. Jarrett
in consideration of past kindnesses.
A horrible crime was brought to
light near Coal Creek, Tenn., the
other night. The body of Sam Ogle,
a very wealthy farmer, was fonnd in
a ravine horribly mutilated, the head
being nearly severed from the body.
Two white women have been arrested
on a charge of having murdered him.
Frank P. Cass and A. P. Goody
kounty, two prominent citizens of
Vinita, Indian Territory, who left a
week ago for, the Cheyenne reserva
tion to buy cattle, were murdered
while asleep in camp near the Sioux
and Fox agency, the other night. The
deed was evidently done for plunder.
The Army of the Cumberland be
gan its seventeenth annual reunion
on the 16th, at Grand Rapids, Michi
gan. About 500 members of the
society are in attendance, among
them most of the officers, including
Gen. Sheridan, president, Gen. Cist,
secretary, and Gen. Fullertou, treas
urer. Mrs. Agnzs Kladztab, wife of a
laborer at Chicago, was, on her hus
band's return home the other night
from work, found gagged and bound,
evidently murdered, there being a
long deep gash behind one ear. The
house was in confusion and the few
valuables that it had contained were
Henry Smith and Frank Morris, of
Joliet, 111., have been rivals for the
hand of Miss Annie Turner. As
Morris was leaving Miss Tomer's
residence the other night, he waa met
by Smith, who stabbed him several
timaa with a jack-knife, inflicting
probably fatal wounds, Smith was
the uniiorv pacific;
Restart ef the XekniMUa State
Mstilrn4 CemnslMioa toCiea-
eral Mauscer Callaway.
Lincoln, Sept. 18. Tho following
report or the board of railroad com
mission to the general manager of the
Union Pacific railway is just made
Office Board of Kailuoad Com
missioners, Lincoln, Nei:., Sept. 12,
1885 Mr. S. 11. Callaway, General
Manager U. P. Railway Company,
Omaha, Neb. Dear Sir: Iu accord
ance wish section 2 l an act entitled
"An act to provide a board of rail
road commisiunera, to define their
duties and to provide for their salar
ies," appioved March 5, 1885, the
board ot commissioners made an ex
amination and iuspection of the U. P.
railroad company and its branch lines
iu Nebraska, commencing on the 25th
day of August and completing the
same on the first day of September.
The board finds the main track of the
road in excellent condition, steel rails
being laid along the entire ronte in
this state, and the ties, roadbed,
bridges and culverts in good order.
The several branches, though mostly
furnished with iron rails, are also in
good condition to carry the lighter
traffic that is accommodated by them.
At the majority of statious on tho
main line and branches the depots,
side tracks, stock yards, platforms,
crossings and approaches are adequate
to the busitt'". of the road and the
accommodn n 'i- people passing
across it. i tv-snl towns, accord
ing to the i. ins- :ty of the people
questioned by tin: commission, com
plaints were nia;!o that the rule re
quiring crossings to be kept clear of
standing trains is not rigidly enforced
and an admonition to station agents
generally in this direction is doubt
less needed from time to time.
At the stations hereafter mentioned
visited by the commission, their at
tention was called by the city and
town authorities, shippers and citizens
to the deficiencies in accommodations
or management, and alter duo inves
tigation of each case, the board ap
pends to their report in each instance
the changes and improvements they
deem proper tor the information and
notice of your corporation.
At Waterloo the commission was
presented with a written complaint
which reads as follows :
Waterloo, Neb., Aug. 25, 1885.
We moBt respectfully ask for :
First A street crossing on the
right of way at Fourth street, at the
west end ot the depot building.
Secoud Additional platform to be
added on tho ea9t end ot present one
the long traius prevcut coaches from
reaching platform while train men
are exchanging the work passengers
are compelled to alight in mud at
Third An additional side track for
the accommodation of the growiug
demands of the firm of Mortensen &
Co., dealers in lumber, grain and coal,
to be placed south of the preseut
sidetrack, and at least 250 feet in
Fourth The enlarging of stock
yards and grading the same; would
prefer the moving of satno to east
limit of town, nearer river to facili
Fifth That the U. P. company
make arrangements to drain or fill up
pools that are on their right of way
within our corporate limits.
Sixth Additional passenger accom
modations at depot.
The board recommends the exten
sion of the platform on the east end.
The board also recommends the re
moval of the stock yards as soon as
possible to east limit of town near
river, where they can be drained;
and that the pools, one on the north
side of the track near the stock yards
and one on the 60uth side a block and
a half below the depot, be filled or
At Valley citizens complained of
the inadequacy of the platform. The
board recommends that it be extend
ed to the west for the accommodation
At Clear Creek a petition signed by
forty-one citizens was presented to
the board asking for a change of the
name of the station to Jutan, which is
the name of the postoffice at that sta
tion. The board is of the opinion
that as Boon as it can be done without
inconvenience to the company that
the change in the name should be
made in order to avoid confusion.
At Wahoo citizens complained of
the insufficiency of the depot accom
modations and side track facilities.
The board recommends that as soon
as possible a new and more capacious
depot building be erected, and the
side tracks and platform be extended
for the accommodation of the busi
ness of the station.
At Weston citizens asked for the
extension of the side track to the
west, and for the removal of the stock
yards to the west end of the switch.
The board recommends the repair of
the stock yards and the insertion of a
crossing east of the same and the ex
tension of the side track: to the wett.
At Valparaiso citizens complained
of the inadequacy of the depot ac
commodations. The board finds that
the complaint is well founded and
recommends the erection of a new
depot with more extensive accommo
dations as soon as possible.
At Blue Springs tho citizens com
plained of the inconvenience of hav
ing the depot across the river from
town. The board is of the opinion
that the depot should be placed on
the west side of the river, where ele
vator and other sidetrack privileges
can be had. At Holmesville the main
track of the road passes within a few
feet of the end of the new bridge
across the Blue river on so low a
grade that it is impossible to haul
heavy loads on to the bridge, and the
crossing is unsafe. The board rec
ommends the removal of the track
from fifteen to twenty feet east and
the raising of the grade about two
feet from the bridge to the depot.
This was requested by a petition
unanimously signed by citizens.
At Beatrice complaints were made
of the smallness of the depot and the
general lack of shipping facilities.
The board recommends that a new
depot be built as soon as possible, and
that it be located on the first street
east of the present location.
At Rising, complaint is made that
the rate on stone from Holmesville,
in Gage county, has been raised from
seven cents to ten and one-half cents
while the rate remains at five cents
for David City, which is only ten
miles nearer, and asks for the restora
tion of the rate to seven cents. The
board is of the opinion that the re
quest is reasonable and should be
At snelby the citizens complain
that there is discrimination against
them on fourth-class freight from
Omaha and Council Bluffs. That the
rate charged is nine cents higher than
the rate charged to Rising, whereas
the difference on other classes Is but
four cents. The board recommends
a reduction of five cents per 100
pounds on fourth-class freight. The
board also recommends the putting
in of a well at the stock yards.
At David City a crossing is asked
iur uj imuieii iu uc jjui iu vu iud
road one mil and a half west of the I
town. The board recommends that I
the same be constructed.
At all points on the line from Val
paraiso to Stromsburg bitter com
plaints are made of tho lack of mail
facilities to Lincoln and Omaha. The
board recommends that a regular
train be put on this branch, leaving
Stromsburg in the morning in time
to connect with the regular passenger
and mail train from Liucolu to Omaha
at Valparaiso, and thence proceed to
Lincoln with passengers and mail.
Then to leave Lincoln in the after
noon in tituo to connect with tho
train from Omaha to Lincoln at Val
pariaso, uuri tnun there carry pas
seugeia and mail to Stromsburg and
intermediate points in the evening.
The mixed train that now makes the
trip, not attempting to conform to
any time schedule, works the greatest
inconvenience to passengers and the
mail are generally undelivered until
the next day.
At North Bend grain shippers com
plained of the rate on grain, and that
it was two cent's higher than it was at
Fremont, while Wahoo and Weston
have Fremont rates and get business
that legitimately belongs to North
Bend dealers. The board submits
this complaint to the company for in
vestigation and explanation. At Ben
ton complaint is made that the name
of the post-office and towu ia Rich
laud and the citizens ask that the
name of the station be changed to
Richland to avoid confusion. The
board makes the same recommenda
tion as at Clear Creek. The board
recommends the enlargement of the
stock yards at this point. At Colum
bus tho board finds that the depot is
entirely insufficient for the accommo
dation of the traffic, and recommends
new buildings as soon as possible.
If the new building iB not erected
this season the board recommends
that for the immediate accommoda
tion of passengers the waiting room
bo enlarged by the addition of the
room now used for a baggage room.
At Platte Center it is represented
that the price of Rock Springs coal is
higher than at Fremont. The board
refers this grievance to the company
for investigation and explanation.
Complaints of certain citizens of
Platte Center in regard to company
fences have already been referred to
the company by special communica
tion. At Humphrey shippers ask that the
side track be extended 500 feet north,
and that the stock yards be moved
north and enlarged. The board re
commends that these improvements
be made. Complaint is made of the
unjust discrimination in the rate on
hos. They claim that the rate to
Humphrey is $85 per car, while the
rato to Madison, ten miles north, is
only $80 per car. The board refers
this grievance to the company for in
vestigation and explanation.
At Silver Creek complaint is made
that the rate on grain is 36 cents,
while at Osceola, a competing point
in the Republican valley district, the
rate is 35 cents. The attention of the
company is called to this complaint.
At Clarka complaint is made that
the rate on stone from Kansas is 10
cents per 100, while the rate at Cen
tral City, eleven 'miles west, is 7
cents per 100. The attention of the
company is invited to this complaint.
At St. Paul the board recommends
the enlargement of the stock yards
and the improvement of the well so
as to furnish an adequate supply of
At Scotia the board recommends
the erectiou of a larger depot for the
accommodation of traffic.
At North Loup citizens ask for
more storage room in the depot, the
extension of side tracks and the en
largement of the stock yards. The
board recommends the enlargement
of storage room and the extension of
the side track.
At all points on he line from Grand
Island to North Loup the citizens
protest against the present running
arrangement of passenger trains. The
board recommends that the running
arrangement be changed, and that the
regular passenger train north leave
Grand Island immediately after the
arrival of -No. 6, a passenger tram on
the main line from the east, for North
Loup and intermediate points, and
return to Grand Island the next
morning in time to connect with No.
4, a passenger train going east on
the main line. This will greatly im
prove passenger and mail accommo
dations, and is absolutely necessary
for the accommodation of the people
along the line.
At Sbelton citizons ask for an ad
ditional crossing three blocks east of
the depot, and a cinder walk from the
end of the platform to the crossing
next past for the accommodation of
passengers. The board is of the
opinion that these improvements
should be made.
At Gibbon citizens ask for a cross
ing at Labarre street. In the opinion
of the board the improvement should
At Kearney the citizens ask for a
crossing on Burlington avenue. In
the opinion of the board the improve
ment should be made.
At Odessa, a station and side track
ten miles west of Kearney, farmers
ask for a depot. The board recom
mends the building of one at once.
At Gothenburg the board recom
mends the extension of the side track
from 150 to 200 feet toward the west,
and the construction of stock yards.
In connection with Hub report the
board would call the attention of your
corporation to the numerous informal
complaints made to it at many points
on the line in respect to local rates on
grain and coal. At the remotest
points from the Missouri river the
rates charged to Omaha or Council
Bluffs appear to be considerably in
excesB of the rate made from the same
pajints to Chicago, although the dis
tance is much less. At the same
points it is also charged or complained
of that although they are at a much
shorter distance from the Rock
Springs and Wyoming coal mines,
alleged to be the property of the U.
P. railway company, than the cities,
towns, and villages near the eastern
terminus of your road, yet they are
charged the same and in some In
stances a greater price per ton for
such coal than purchasers at or near
the Missouri river.
Pending further investigation of
these complaints, the board suggests
that the interests of the people of the
portion of the state remote from the
eastern markets, and consequently the
interests of all the various lines of
railroad which penetrate these sec
tions, demand that tbey should be
given the most moderate rate, eon
sistent with the cost of carriage, pos
sible, for the transportation of the
staple products, corn, wheat and
other grains, so that the tiller of the
sou may get a return for bis labor.
The present depression in the price
of grains in the eastern markets will
entail disaster npon the farmers of
central and western Nebraska, unless
they are given rates of transportation
that will enable them to market their
products at a profit. The opinion
seems to be very generally held
among the farmers in the western
section visited by the commission
that the present local rate is oppres
sive. The matter of foel ia also of para
mount importance in these sections.
HKALKK IN ALL KIN Ia OF
STAPLE AND FAMILY
I KEEP CONSTANTLY OX 11AXD A
WELL SELECTED S TOCK.
Teas, CofTaas, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
part rthe City.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. AX. Depot.
CLOTHING HOUSE !
I. GLUCK, Proprietor,
HAS ON HAND A 8ILKNDII stOCK OV
DRY GOODS, CARPETS,
HATS, CAPS, Etc., Etc.,
TIAT WEIE IEVE1 HEAII IF IEFIIE II CILIIIIS
S3T buy my jfooils strictly for cash, and will i:ive my cus
tomers the beneu't of it.
Give M a call aad Caaviaee Yourself of the Facts.
Wood is everywhere scarce, and at
many placet cannot be bad. It must
be coal or corn. The board need not
suggest to your company that it will
be a point gained of the greutet value
for the future interests of the state
and the local traffic of a through line,
if it can be coal shipped from the west
and the corn saved for shipment east
at rates that will allow a margin to
The board desires to express its
obligations for the facilities given its
members for making the examination
and inspection required by law, and
the courtesies extended by the officers
and employes of your corporation.
E. P. Roqokn,
II. A. Babcock,
We hereby certify that the fore
going is a full and true copy of the
recommendations this day made by
the board of railroad commissioners
of the state of Nebraska, to the Union
Pacific railroad company.
Dated at Lincoln, Neb., this 14th
day of September, A. D. 1885.
C. N. Gere,
Ben. R. Cowdery.
Secretaries Railroad Commission
General Real Estate Dealer.
K7I have a large number of improved
Farms for sale cheap. Also unimproved
farming and grazing lands, from 4 to S15
yWSpecial attention paid to making
final proof on Homestead and Timber
tSaTAU having lands to sell will find it
to their advantage to leave them in my
bands for sale. Money to loan on farms.
F. H. JIarty, Clerk, speaks German.
30-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
But a Grand Success.
RP. BRIGHAM'S AUTOMATIC WA-
ter Trough for stock. He refers to
every man who baa it in use. Call on or
leave orders at George Yale's, opposite
Oehlrich's grocery. iMun
pAMPBELL 4c SX. iLAIK.
Bags and Iron !
The highest market pricepaid for rags
and iron. Store in the Bubach building,
Olive stn Columbus, Neb. 15-tf .
J. B. Moncrlef, Co. 8pt.,
Will be in bia office at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction of any other business
pertaiBlag to schools. 667-y
Send six cents for
free, a costly box of
goods which will help you to more money
right away than anything else la this
world. All, of either sex, succeed from
first hour, rne oroaa roaa to roriune
opens before the workers, absolutely
sure. At once address, Truk A Co.,
This House, recently purchased bv me.
will be thoroughly refitted. Board
by the day, week or meal. A few rooms
to let. A share or the public patronage
ia solicited. Feed stable in connection.
2-y Albxxt Luth.
TJAMILTO ME1E, M. aft
PHYSICIAN AND SUJtOEON,
Platte Center, Nebraska. 9-y
Whitebi east Lump Coal ...
" Nat "
I'aUrade Hard "
ETA GOOD SUPPLY.
TAYLOR, SCHUTTE& CO.
DRY GOODS !
Beets & Shees, Hats & Caps,
CTW1MC good: us MIS.
LOW PRICKS FOR CASH.
XTT?T T)for work,nS l-L'ople. Semi 10
M jli I i cents postage, and we will
f - mail j ou free, a loyal, val
uable .iamj!e box ofgooiN that will put
you in the way ot niakintr more money in
a few days tli.m von ever thought pos
sible at any liiHlnes. Capital not re
quired. You can live at home aud work
in spare time only, or all the time. AH
of both sexes, of all aes, grandly suc
cessful. .")0 cents to $5 easily earned
every evenin-;. That all who Want work
may test the business, we make this un
paralleled offer: To all who are not well
satisfied we will send $1 to pay for the
trouble or writing us. Full particulars,
directions, etc , sent free. Immense pay
absolutely sure for all who start at once.
Don't delay. Address Stknson & Co.,
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
All kiids of Repairing dole oi
Short Netice. Biggies, Wag-
ois, etc.. Made to order,
aid all work Gnar-
Also sell the world-famous Walter A.
wood, Mowers, leapers, Combin
ed Machinea, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
"Shop opposite the " Tattersall," on
Olive St., COLUMBUS. 2C-m
J. E. NORTH & CO.,
lock Spiig Coal,
Cartel (Wyoaiig) Coal.
.$7.00 per ton
. 6.00 "
. 5.00 "
Eldei (lewa) Ceal
Blacksmith Coal of best quality al
ways ob hand at low
Kortk Sidsj fctaroatk St.,
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